I have no idea whether films based on video games will become as big of a money maker as films based on books, television shows or comics (although I did write a post here where I speculated that it’d be the next medium to be mined for stories), but Hollywood has certainly been investing resources into video game adaptations in recent weeks. In addition to some of the big movies coming out next year like Warcraft, Assassin’s Creed and Angry Birds, adaptations of Borderlands and Mega Man have been greenlit with Metal Gear Solid, Uncharted and Mass Effect in various stages of development by Avi Arad. I also wrote a post not too long ago where Nintendo stated they were changing their stance on developing their characters for the big screen. Here’s some more news on the video game adaptation front and it has to do with a reboot to the Tomb Raider franchise. Continue reading Here are the Frontrunners to Direct the Tomb Raider Reboot
As you might be able to tell from this Film Forum section, I’m fascinated by lists and debating what movies or shows are best. The Hollywood Reporter ran a survey where they polled a bunch of industry people over in Hollywood to ask them what their favorite television show is. Remember, the list they produced is not the “best TV shows of all-time” but the “favorite shows” of those surveyed. Below is the top 10 and you can check out the full list at the THR site. Continue reading The Hollywood Reporter Names Favorite TV Shows of All-Time
It has been established for quite some time now that the MCU version of Spider-Man will make his cinematic debut in Captain America: Civil War next May before being featured in a stand alone film. Marvel has been adamant that they did not want another origin story for Peter Parker/Spider-Man since that story has been told twice on the big screen in the last 15 years or so. If Spidey is to have existed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe prior to the event of Civil War (which has been teased in Ant-Man), how long has the webhead been active? Continue reading How Long Will Spider-Man Be Active Before the Events of Civil War?